Midcoast Area Events

Friday 22 June -

Thursday 28 June 2018

'Imagine all the people living life in peace'

• Midcoast Farmers’ Markets, selling organic and local foods and artisan crafts and goods : Belfast (MFFM), Fridays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Waterfall Arts, 256 High St. • Belfast (UFMM), Saturdays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., 18 Spring St. • Camden, Saturdays, 9 a.m.-noon & Wednesdays, 3:30-6 p.m., 116 Washington St. • Rockland, Thursdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Harbor Park. • Union, Fridays, 3-6 p.m., Union Common. • Waldoboro, Wednesdays, 3-6 p.m., Town Office, 1600 Atlantic Hwy.


• “Salt of the Earth,” 7 p.m., The Salt of the Earth in June films at Thomaston Public Library in the Academy Building. The groundbreaking 1954 film about a strike at New Mexico’s Empire zinc mine was blacklisted for its political content, which anticipated the civil rights and feminist movements by nearly 10 years.

• Playing Possum at Rockville Chapel, 7 p.m. The family band plays rock, country, folk and bluegrass at the historic chapel on Old Rockland Street in Rockville. $5 at the door.

• This Weekend at Rock City Cafe, Rockland. Boston indie rock band Poor Eliza on Friday. Alternative rock from midcoast band drive by todd on Saturday. Shows run 7-9 p.m.


• Warren Day, with Monkey Butt 5K at 8 a.m.; parade at 10:30 a.m.; face painting, bounce house, crafts and music by Walk the Line 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; chicken barbecue at noon ($12); whoopie pie-eating contest at 1 p.m.; King Arthur Flour Blueberry Pie Contest – entries due by 2 p.m. and winners announced at the auction; Godspell Jr. at Second Congo Church at 3 p.m.; seafood dinner and karaoke fundraiser 5-8 p.m.; auction preview at 5:30 p.m. and auction at 6 p.m. at Masonic Hall, Route 90. Pies from the contest will be sold at the auction. Also Open House at Warren Historical Society, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tour the Dr. Campbell House and Museum, 225 Main St., and see the “Hats Galore” display of headgear from the late 1800s to the 1940s. FMI: see pages 8-9.

• Indoor Yard Sale in Lincolnville, 8 a.m.-noon, at LIA (old schoolhouse), Beach Road.The Lincolnville Women’s Club raises funds for scholarships for local high school grads. To donate: ependleton7@gmail.com, 763-3371.

• “Whale of a Sale” in Waldoboro, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., VFW Hall, Mill Street. Waldoboro Women’s Club offers a silent auction, bake sale, plants, crafts, jewelry boutique, books, CDs, puzzles and more. Proceeds go toward the club’s scholarships for local high school seniors. FMI: 273-3082.

• 4th Annual Fiber Faire, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Conway Homestead, Route 1 South (just past Camden Hannaford). Fiber arts demos, sales of art, fiber art and supplies for knitting, spinning and quilting, goat milk soap, furniture made from tree limbs and more from over 20 vendors to benefit Camden-Rockport Historical Society. The museum complex opens for the season that day, and buildings will be open for tours.

• Damariscotta Pirate Rendezvous & Seafarers Celebration, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Schooner Landing. Pirates, treasure, live music, cruises on Damariscotta River, food, talks, and lots of fun for kids, including a costume parade at noon. Facebook has details. Rain date is Sunday.

• “Mrs. Joseph Sailer’s Restored 1923 Moon Car,” 2 p.m., Camden Public Library. Hear all about the restoration, see before-and-after photos, and examine the car in person. Joe Churchman presents, along with fellow restoration experts.

• Miners Creek Holding Free Potluck CD Release Party, Lincoln Street Center, Rockland. Bring a dish for the 6 p.m. potluck, then hear the band at 7 p.m. as they play songs from their new CD that fuse bluegrass with folk, pop, rock, Latin, Appalachian, blues, old-timey and gospel.

• Lost and Guided at Camden Opera House, 7 p.m. New England Arab American Organization holds the staged reading of the new play about four Syrians whose lives are changed forever after anti-government protests. Written and directed by Irene Kapustina, it is based on interviews with Syrian refugees. Tix: camdenoperahouse.com.

• Stand-Up Comedy at Rockland Elks Club, 8 p.m. The triple bill includes highlighter Tom Hayes of Boston’s comedy scene, “The Late Show with David Letterman” guest Rob Steen, and Boston Comedy Festival alum Steve Guilmette. 21+. Tix sold in advance only: 594-9200.

• Midcoast Maine Lighthouse Challenge, Saturday & Sunday. Self-guided tour of Pemaquid Point, Marshall Point, Owls Head, Rockland Breakwater, Grindle Point, Fort Point and Dice Head lights. Registration is free and can be done at any of the lighthouses. Complete the challenge to be entered into a drawing to win a two-night stay at one of the three Historic Inns of Rockland.

• Annual Amateur Radio Relay League Field Day, Saturday-Sunday, from 2 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Thomaston’s Prison Site Green. The 24-hour exercise tests amateur radio operators’ ability to operate under disaster conditions. Operators in the U.S. and Canada will set up off-the-grid stations and make contact with as many other stations as possible. The public is invited to try operating a “Get On the Air” amateur station. FMI: 354-6853, maiasoldman@hotmail.com.


• Book Signing at Maine Lighthouse Museum, 1 Park Drive, Rockland, 1-4 p.m. Ted Panayotoff signs “The Islandport guide to Lighthouses in Maine.” It looks at all 64 existing lighthouses and contains a special section for mariners detailing the sea approach to 22 of them.

• “Broadway Legends” at Camden Public Library, 2 p.m. Musicologist Michael Lund tells stories about and plays excerpts from Broadway classics in his ongoing series. This one will include “The Music Man,” “Annie Get Your Gun” and “Porgy & Bess.”

• 6th Annual Acadia Trad Festival in Bar Harbor, Sun.-Fri., June 24-29. A week of classes, workshops, and nightly public concerts and community dances. Learn more, including about the $175 Festival Pass: acadiatradschool.org.

• 56th Annual Windjammer Days, June 24-30, in the Boothbay region. Events include Gathering of the Fleet, Antique Boat Parade, Blessing of the Fleet, a street parade, pirates, tug-of-war games, fireworks over the harbor and the Lighted Boat Parade. FMI: boothbayharborwindjammerdays.org.


.• “The Architectural Photographs of Belfast by Charles R. Coombs,” 7 p.m., Belfast Free Library. Maine State Historian Earle Shettleworth will present Coombs’ photos of public and private Belfast buildings from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Belfast Historical Society invites everyone to the free talk.

• Lincolnville Historical Society’s Schoolhouse Museum Now Open, at 33 Beach Road (Route 173), just west of the ferry terminal. Summer hours are 1-4 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays. Exhibits include local town and family histories and antiques. FMI: 789-6445.


• Local Poets Telling “Stories from Maine,” 4-6 p.m., Camden Public Library. Free public reading by Kristen Lindquist and Paul McFarland. She has published two collections and had three of her poems read on “The Writer’s Almanac.” He is a member of Rockport Poetry Group.

• Talk by Author of Groundbreaking Nelson Algren Bio, 7 p.m., Camden Public Library. Chicagoan Mary Wisniewski discusses her award-winning bio of Algren, the radical, womanizing writer of “The Man with the Golden Arm.” For this first bio of Algren in more than 25 years, she interviewed dozens of Algren’s friends and tracked down his unpublished writing and correspondence.


• Summer Walking Tours at UMaine’s Darling Marine Center, the 90-minute tours led by student interns start at 10:30 a.m. and visit the waterfront facilities and labs, where attendees will learn about current marine research. The free tours run June 27, and then weekly from July 11-August 15. Registration is requested: tinyurl.com/DMCsummertours.

• Public Invited to Be Part of the Action at Great Race Pit Stop, Owls Head Transportation Museum. Some 120 vintage cars are expected to motor to the museum at noon for a stop on the nine-day race from Buffalo to Halifax. Visitors can enjoy Model T rides, a craft beer tent, and guided tours. Admission will be free all day; donations accepted.

• “Eating Disorders: Sugar, Pleasure & Weight Gain,” 2 p.m., Union Hall, 24 Central St., Rockport. Dr. Mark Gold, a nationally recognized expert on addiction-related diseases and advisor to many White House drug czars, gives the free public talk sponsored by McLean Borden Cottage.

• Marlene Hall & Bay Winds Band at Rockport Masonic Center, 361 Main St., 6-7 p.m. Free public concert, with pass-the-hat donation for the band. Burger and hot dog plates $8. FMI: 691-2270.


• “Sail Into Summer” at Rockport Harbor Marine Park, noon-10 p.m. The day of activities will include a boat regalia and gam, unveiling of the repaired Andre the Seal statue, pizza, ice cream, barbecue, and music by Jason Spooner Band and Ale House String Band.

• Stories, Photos and Lessons with Naturalist Kirk Gentalen, St. George Grange, Wiley’s Corner. The “Nature Bummin’” columnist for St. George Dragon and “Vinalhaven Sightings Report” blogger shares and invites others to share tales of snow fleas to birch trees. St. George Historical Society hosts the potluck at 6 p.m. and talk at 7 p.m. and invites the public to both.

• Play-a-Palooza Lawn Party at Rockland Public Library, 6:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to bring a picnic, and play lawn darts, ladder ball, Bocce, cornhole, giant ring toss and Molkky, a Finnish throwing game. Bubbles, sidewalk chalk, jump ropes and Hula hoops will be available. Rain moves it inside for board games.

• “Lyme Time: Going into the Woods with Confidence,” 6:30 p.m., Camden Public Library. Herbalist Steve Byers of Belfast offers natural strategies for avoiding ticks.


• Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockland. “Jacob Hessler + Richard Blanco | Boundaries,” through May 27. “KJ Shows: Portrait of an Artist,” through June 3. “John Moore: Resonance,” through June 17.

• Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland. “Black and White: Louise Nevelson/Pedro Guerrero,” through Apr. 1. “Jamie Wyeth: The Kennedy Studies,” through Apr. 1. “On a Mountain in Maine,” through Oct. 7. “An-drew Wyeth: Temperas and Studies from the Wyeth Collection,” through Oct. 21.

• Appleton Library: • Story Time Saturdays, 10:30 a.m., for kids of all ages.

• Belfast Free Library: • Story Time Tuesdays, 10-10:30 a.m., babies to age 2 and siblings. • Story Time Fridays, 10-11 a.m., ages 2-4 and siblings.

• Camden Library: • Story Hours, all at 10 a.m. Mondays: preschoolers. Wednesdays: babies to age 2 & siblings. Thursdays: ages 4-5. Fridays: ages 2-3. Saturdays: preschool to early elementary.

• Carver Library, Searsport: • Preschool Story Hour, Fridays, 10:30 a.m.

• Gibbs Library, Washington: • Story Hour, Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-ish, depending on when kids drop in. FMI: 845-2663.

• Liberty Library: • Story Time, Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. Ages 3-5. Younger and odder kids welcome if not disruptive.

• Palermo Library: • Toddler Time, Mondays, 10 a.m.-noon. • Lego Club, Wednesdays, 6-7:30 p.m.

• Rockland Public Library: • Baby Storytime, Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. Babies to 2-year-olds. • Children’s Story Hour & Crafts, Wednesdays & Saturdays, 10:30 a.m.

• Rockport Library: • Story Time, Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. Toddlers and preschoolers. Make a craft to take home.

• Skidompha Library, Damariscotta: • Toddler Time, Tuesdays. • Book Babies, Wednesdays. • Ready to Read, Thursdays. All start at 10 a.m.

• Thomaston Library: • Toddler Time, Wednesdays, 11 a.m. • Family Story Hour, Thursdays, 11 a.m. Stories, crafts, snacks. • Early Bird Reading & Fun Time, Saturdays, 9-10 a.m.

• Vose Library, Union: • Story Time, Fridays, 10:30 a.m. Different activities for babies, toddlers and older kids.

• Waldoboro Library: • Storytime, Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. For preschoolers.

• Warren Library: • Craft Club Story Time, Mondays, 6-7 p.m. • Lego Club, second and fourth Thursdays, 3:30-5 p.m.

• Giggles and Doodles Kids’ Art Class, Wednesdays, 1-2:30 p.m., Art Loft, Rockland. FMI: artloftrockland.org.

• Free Infant Playgroup, Mondays, 3:30-5 p.m., Peopleplace Cooperative Preschool, 69 Union St., Camden. Newborns-22 months. FMI: 236-4225, peopleplacecoop.org.

• La Leche League of Greater Belfast, second Thursdays, 10 a.m.-noon, St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, 100 Court St., Belfast. Breast-feeding support group. Babies welcome. Free.

• Children’s Clothing Exchange, first Saturdays, 9-11 a.m., Second Congregational Church, Warren. Free used clothing, newborn-size 14. Swaps encouraged. Donations welcome.



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Thanks to Dan at the Free Press for the Info!